From the basics of physical forces and mathematical formulas to performer flying and stage automation, the paperback book Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century, Compilation of Work on Rigging Practices, Safety, and Related Topics from Focal Press provides you with insider information on rigging systems and the skills you need to safely operate them. Over the past decade, the entertainment industry has witnessed major changes in rigging technology, as manually operated rigging has given way to motorized systems in both permanent and touring productions, and greater attention has been paid to standardizing safety practices. This book leads you through what is currently happening in the industry, why it's happening, and how. Accessible for riggers and non-riggers alike, it contains details on the technology and methodology used to achieve the startling effects found in concerts and stage shows.
With a foreword written by Monona Rossol, this text contains contributions from industry leaders including: Rocky Paulson, Bill Gorlin, Tray Allen, Roy Bickel, Keith Bohn, Karen Butler, Stuart Cox, Bill Sapsis, Dan Culhane, Eddie Raymond, Chris Higgs, Carla Richters, Joe McGeough, and Scott Fisher.
Chapter 1: Forces & Formulas - Rocky Paulson
Chapter 2: Structural Behavior - Bill Gorlin
Chapter 3: Lighting Truss - Tray Allen
Chapter 4: Arena Rigging - Roy Bickel
Chapter 5: Outdoor Roof Structures - Keith Bohn
Chapter 6: Counterweight Rigging - Karen Butler
Chapter 7: Aerialist Rigging - Stu Cox
Chapter 8: Performer Flying - Joe McGeough
Chapter 9: Stage Automation - Scott Fisher
Chapter 10: The Mechanics of Stage Automation - Dan Culhane
Chapter 11: Training in the Twenty-First Century (US version) - Eddie Raymond
Chapter 12: Training in the Twenty-First Century (UK version) - Chris Higgs
Chapter 13: Working Safely at Height - Bill Sapsis
Chapter 14: Medical Issues in Fall Arrest/Rescue - Carla D. Richters